Mainstream TV news has all but completely foregone coverage of issues and policy in this year’s presidential race.
MinnPost’s media beat focuses on the people, ideas and institutions shaping local and national media.
Never mind sending someone down to Texas if there’s an important local angle to a story, says columnist Ruben Rosario. Budgets are so tight, “We’re lucky if we can send somebody to Bemidji.”
The success and hype around the team this year has produced a steady climb in audience numbers for the sports-talk station.
Forget rocket science. Judging the difference between an opinion and a news report doesn’t require any great intellectual gifts.
It doesn’t take a degree from the Wharton School of Business to see a potentially lucrative audience for an operation that’s wilder and woolier than Fox News.
The welcome turn in coverage taken by The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and Washington Post should become the standard for all campaigns to come.
Call it brave or foolhardy, but among the major news players the Star Tribune remains the big game in town for endorsing.
If the early numbers for NFL ratings continue, social pundits will have to take a serious look at whether the game has lost a bit of its luster.
Does the first presidential debate require a different kind of moderator?
The episode offers several compelling facets on which traditional journalists should offer public opinion. On one level it’s simple: Has Brodkorb committed journalism or not?
No one doubts an audience exists for courteous civil discourse, just as no one should doubt an audience for something a bit sharper and fresher when it comes to local coverage of politics.
… and a few other predictions for Sunday night’s award show.
The stations were well ahead of everybody else in town on breaking the news that the remains of Jacob Wetterling had been found.
If there’s an irony to the paper taking so much heat over something so seemingly trivial, it’s that there are so many examples in C.J.’s column of much more cringe-inducing cruelty.
Says Paul McEnroe, who leads KSTP-TV’s investigative unit: “The reason [Tom] Hauser got the tip was as simple as old-fashioned reporting and traditional sourcing.”
Baran, who led MPR’s award-winning coverage of the local archdiocese, brings ample credibility to investigating one of Minnesota’s biggest crime stories.
At a time where recognition counts for something, former local TV reporter Tim Sherno is hoping to commodify his name and face into votes for Congress.
The grand irony of the Gawker-Hogan-Thiel bankruptcy episode is that it demonstrates just how difficult it can be to be both independent and viable.
Crackpots and chronic prevaricators are a familiar feature of American politics. But journalists have never before dealt with one nominated by a major political party for President of the United States.